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Paeonia lactiflora ‘Hot Chocolate’

 

Common Garden Peony

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassDilleniidae
OrderDilleniales
FamilyPaeoniaceae
GenusPaeoniaHonors Paeon, the physician of the gods in Homer’s Iliad who used the plant to heal the wound that Hercules inflicted on Pluto
Specieslactiflora
Cultivar‘Hot Chocolate’

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Paeonia lactiflora ‘Hot Chocolate’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.

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Paeonia lactiflora (Common Garden Peony)

6/17/2012 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 17 × 12" (44 × 29 cm)